Overview of Disability

Disability Back Pay

Disability Requirements

Disability Applications

Disability Advice Tips

How long do cases take?

How to win Disability

SSD Mistakes to avoid

Disability for Mental

What if you get denied?

How to file Appeals

Disability through SSA

SSI Disability Benefits

Disability for Children

How do I qualify for it?

Working and Disability

Disability Award Notice

Disability Lawyer Q&A

Disability Conditions List

What is a disability?

Your Medical Evidence

Filing for your Disability

Disability Eligibility

SSD SSI Definitions

Recent Questions

SSDRC Disability Blog

Tips for applying for SS disability with a cochlear implant

"I would appreciate tips in applying for SS disability with a cochlear implant"

Social Security evaluates all hearing impairments on the basis of the person's ability to hear and distinguish speech. Social Security's disability guidebook (the list of impairments) states that claimant alleging deafness should have the following examinations: Otalaryngologic examination, puretone air and bone audiometry, speech reception threshold and speech discrimination testing.

All of these reports should be submitted to Social Security. You do not have to bring them with you but, ideally, you should have medical sources that could provide them. Since cochlear implants give uniform results, your case would be evaluated upon your ability to hear and distinguish speech.

Here are some links that provide tips for filing a claim:

Disability Tips how a claim gets worked on
Tips for Getting Disability approved
Tips to prepare for filing for disability
Tips for a disability reconsideration
Steps and Tips for requesting a disability hearing

Return to:  Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions

Related pages:

Tips for Social Security Disability Psychological and mental testing
Social Security Disability SSI Application and Hearing Tips
Advice and tips for trying to Win and get approved for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits in Texas
SSI Back Pay after being Approved
Can they take my Social Security disability away?
Can you Refuse to go to a Social Security Medical Examination?
Tips for Filling out a Social Security Disability Application in Florida
Tips on filing for disability
A Tip for Making a Request for a Disability Hearing
Tip: list all your various symptoms on your Disability Application
Disability requirements and how to file in South Carolina

Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:

Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI

These pages provide answers to basic questions about pursuing disability benefits

What Mental Problems Qualify for Disability?
Disability for a mental condition
Tips for Filing for disability
Financial Help Filing For Disability
Checklist for filing for disability, SSI or SSD
Qualifying for disability benefits, how to qualify for SSD or SSI
Filing a disability application: the steps
Disability award notice, how long it takes to get benefits
How to Apply for Disability - Where do I go?
What makes you eligible to get disability?
How to check my disability claim status?
Can a disability attorney speed up a disability case?
SSI disability Award Letter
How long to get approved for disability?
How to apply for disability benefits
How long does disability back pay take?
What are qualifications for getting disability?
What medical conditions can you file disability for?
Disability Lawyer help questions
Social Security Attorneys, Disability Representatives